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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SharePoint Search Crawl Rules

When performing a search in SharePoint you often find you get noisy results where not only will it return the document you searched for, but it will also return the view and edit properties pages, the AllItems.aspx view form etc.

To prevent these from being returned you need to update the crawl rules. To do this follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Crawl Rules section of the Search Settings in the SSP admin site.
  2. Add crawl rules to exclude the following paths:





    *://*all forms.aspx*

Anyone got any more that should be added to this list to bring back a better set of search results ?!